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[audio]22 Ten Years--The Farm - Shaping San Francisco
Mirjana Blanksneship reads from her article "The Farm by the Freeway" in the book 'Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78" edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: ecology; The Farm; urban agriculture; art
Downloads: 98
[audio]The Green City - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Integrating urban life with local nature, biodiversity, and resources is the challenge of our time. New and veteran activists share visions, strategies, and how they are laying the foundation for a truly Green City. Featuring Peter Berg of Planet Drum Foundation, Bonnie Sherk of A Living Library project, Peter Brastow of Nature in the City.
Keywords: San Francisco, biodiversity, restoration, urban sustainability, regional ecology
Downloads: 238
[audio]The Green City: Part 3 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
completing the 3-part series on The Green City, this features audience discussion with the panelists, Peter Brastow, Peter Berg, Brian Holland, and Bonnie Sherk.
Keywords: San Francisco, biodiversity, restoration, urban sustainability, regional ecology
Downloads: 66
[audio]Urban Forest - Shaping San Francisco
A Shaping San Francisco Talk held at CounterPULSE in San Francisco, January 27, 2010. Not only are trees and "urban forests" the most prominent features of the city's "natural" landscape, they are the cityâs biggest biomass. Tree choices influence habitat resources for countless less obvious, but no less important species of flora and fauna. What are the facts about trees, "forests" and woodlands in San Francisco? A debate on the benefits and drawbacks of specific tree species and issues in the...
Keywords: trees; urban forest; ecology; reinhabitation; street trees; bioregion
Downloads: 41
[audio]Bees in the City - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Learn about the âColony Collapse Disorderâ afflicting commercial beekeepers and the threat to agribusiness, in juxtaposition to the dozens of native bees flourishing in Californiaâs urban environments, which reinforce local biodiversity and provide another important link to growing our own food in cities. K. Ruby and Philip Gerrie
Keywords: bees; urban agriculture; biodiversity; agribusiness; Colony Collapse Disorder
Downloads: 41
[audio]Ecology Emerges #3: Nature in Cities - Shaping San Francisco
Considering urbanization as a global crisis/an opportunity. Understanding the restorative, regenerative, and imaginative possibilities of a new integration of urban and rural through local agriculture, human-powered transport (e.g. walking, biking), etc. Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 with Peter Berg (Planet Drum Foundation), Miya Yoshitani (Asian Pacific Environmental Network), Jason Mark (Earth Island Journal, Alemany Farm) at CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St (at 9th), SF part of the Shaping San Franc...
Keywords: Nature; Cities; urban; rural; native species; habitat; restoration; balance
Downloads: 61
[audio]Russell Howze/Stencil Nation Art & Politics - Shaping San Francisco
With dynamically illustrated perspectives across the art form, hundreds of photographs and numerous essays have been curated by StencilArchive.orgâs founder, Russell Howze. Stencil Nation builds upon published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artists. Recorded April 15, 2009 at CounterPULSE, part of Shaping San Francisco's ongoing Art & Politics Talks series.
Keywords: art; politics; stencils; graffiti; murals; urban art; street art
Downloads: 30
[audio]Can San Francisco Feed Itself? Part 3 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
continuing the 3-part discussion of "Can San Francisco Feed Itself?" covering questions of urban agriculture, community food security, slow and organic food, and more. This episode features author Margit Roos-Collins ("Flavors of Home"), Lane Cunningham, and some Q&A and discussion with the audience.
Keywords: San Francisco, urban agriculture, community gardening, weeds, Slow Food, farming, organics
Downloads: 116
[audio]New Green City Politics - Shaping San Francisco
What are the historic roots of our current ecological politics, how have they shaped todayâs environment and the questions we face now? Open space, biodiversity, global warming, fresh water, street design and transit choices, urban farming... local historian Dick Walker (âThe City in the Countryâ), Kearstin Krehbiel (SF Parks Trust), Peter Brastow (Nature in the City), Keirstin Dischinger (Bike Kitchen)...
Keywords: Open space; biodiversity; global warming; fresh water; street design; transit choices; urban farming
Downloads: 9
[audio]Candlestick Point: State Park for the People - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Part of the ongoing Shaping San Francisco Talks series at CounterPULSE. San Francisco California State Park at Candlestick, an urban shoreline park used by bird watchers, picnickers, and fishermen, is being ecologically transformed for the benefit of the Bayview community and local critters. Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Patrick Rump, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Claude Everhart, Friends of Candlestick...
Keywords: nature in the city; ecology; urban parks; shoreline; wetlands; birds; state parks; fishermen; sustainability; restoration
Downloads: 22
[audio]Eco-Politics Strategic Roundtable - Shaping San Francisco
Starhawk, Doug Bevington ("The Rebirth of Environmentalism"), Jay Rosenberg, Chris Carlsson. An open discussion with veterans of numerous political and ecological campaigns, in a broad attempt to think strategically about how to go beyond the narrow agendas of so many organizations, and the myopia that afflicts all too many eco-activists. From permaculture activism to eco-justice campaigns in Oakland and San Francisco, to a wider look at the deep incompatibility of capitalism and ecological heal...
Keywords: ecology; politics; ecopolitics; permaculture; urban farming; agriculture; gardening; community gardens; bicycling; spirit
Downloads: 26
[audio]Can San Francisco Feed Itself? - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Can urban food production be compatible with urban native habitat conservation and restoration? What are the limits and advantages of systematic effort to grow food within the city? What should our relationship be to local gardening, regional Community-Supported Agriculture, and Slow Food? Five panelists and audience Q&A spread over three half hour radio shows. This show features Chris Carlsson and Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes.
Keywords: San Francisco, urban agriculture, community gardening, weeds, Slow Food, farming, organics
Downloads: 100
[audio]Can San Francisco Feed Itself? Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Continuing part one on the theme of urban agriculture and food security. This episode features Antonio Alcala of Alemany Farm and Brahm Ahmadi of the People's Grocery.
Keywords: San Francisco, urban agriculture, community gardening, weeds, Slow Food, farming, organics, People's Grocery, Alemany Farm
Downloads: 144
[audio]Candlestick Point: State Park for the People - Shaping San Francisco
Claude Everhart of Friends of Candlestick, Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Patrick Rump, Literacy for Environmental Justice talk about the unusual history and present of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. It's an open bayshore park built on landfill and trash, a product of a deliberate community-driven process that chose open space and natural qualities over the usual city-style parks and recreation facilities...
Keywords: Candlestick Point; State Park; urban park; bayshore; redevelopment; endemic species; birds; African-American; native plants
Downloads: 63
[audio]Crime in the City: Crime/Noir writers - Shaping San Francisco
"Crime fiction is almost like a product of capitalism. It's about social inequality" --Ian Rankin, best-selling crime novelist Join four of the finest exponents of crime and noir as they discuss how fiction is not just a mirror to the seamier sides of life, but the proverbial hammer with which to shape it. Owen Hill is the author of two novels and many books of poetry. Of his latest, The Incredible Double, David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times said,"...here we have the essence of noir, a life live...
Keywords: Noir; Crime; Fiction; politics; history; urban life; cities; San Francisco; work; day jobs
Downloads: 66
[audio]Surviving the Economic Meltdown One Neighborhood at a Time - Shaping San Francisco
Economic meltdown? Recession? Depression? What are we to do? With the bailout benefiting Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, many are expect the new Obama administration to champion a New New Deal. But how will working people fare? Will the catalyst for change come from above or below? What lessons can we learn from the past and what are âurban homesteadersâ already doing to localize the economy at the neighborhood level? Featuring working class historian Gifford Hartman, who will revis...
Keywords: Economic crisis; Depression; urban homesteaders; self-reliance; localization; 1930s anti-eviction; gardening; alternative energy; graywater; Food Not Bombs
Downloads: 63
[audio]Ten Years: Ecology - Shaping San Francisco
Peoples Food System, The Farm, and Saving San Bruno Mountain, Ecology Emerges-- Travel back in time to hear of urban farms, collectives distributing organic foods, the fight to save the mountain (San Bruno), and how the anti-war movement galvanized a movement to save the earth. Authors will read from essays in the book Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78. With Pam Peirce, Jana Blankenship, David Schooley, and Chris Carlsson
Keywords: Ecology; The Farm; San Bruno Mountain; People's Food System; Environmentalism; conservation; Save the Bay; recycling; farming; urban agriculture
Downloads: 28
[audio]Urban Homesteading - Shaping San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco Talk featuring K. Ruby Blume of the Institute for Urban Homesteading in Oakland, Esperanza Pallana of pluckandfeather.com and the East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance, and Melinda Stone from Howtohomestead.org. A wide ranging discussion on what urban homesteading is, how one gets started, what some of the principles and philosophies underlying it are, and much more.
Keywords: urban homesteading; urban agriculture; food; urban game; rabbits; bees; food security; food sovereignty; East Bay
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[audio]Transition City: Permacultural Transformation - Shaping San Francisco
Redesigning urban life off the grid. How can urban dwellers begin immediately to move towards self-sufficiency? Weâll have several permaculture practitioners presenting step-by-step recommendations for the next six months, a 1-year and a 3-5 year transitionâ¦K. Ruby (Inst. Of Urban Homesteading), Novella Carpenter (Ghost Town Farm), Kevin Bayuk (SF Permaculture Guild), Laura Allen (Greywater Guerrillas)
Keywords: permaculture; graywater; rain catchment; ecology; urban agriculture; urban livestock; farming; nature in the city
Downloads: 97
[audio]Urban Agriculture Urban Nature - Shaping San Francisco
In a recent Earth Island Journal interview, Michael Pollan notes a question underlying his work, "How do you think through this relationship in the messy places where nature and culture have to engage with one another?" As urban dwellers, how do we decide what to do with our open spaces, our sidewalks, our schoolyards, our vacant lots? Do we use them to grow food, tend natives, allow wild spaces to exist? These choices require different skill bases (growing soil vs...
Keywords: urban agriculture; farming; community gardens; horticulture; habitat; urban permaculture; permaculture; wild; weeds; species; wildlife; corridors
Downloads: 39
[audio]Art & Politics: Amy Franceschini - Shaping San Francisco
Amy Franceschini is a pollinator who creates formats for exchange and production that question and challenge the social, cultural and environmental systems that surround her. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her projects reveal the ways that local politics are affected by globalization. In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists...
Keywords: art; farm; agriculture; urban; food; politics; commodity; whimsy
Downloads: 40
[audio]Indigenous Prehistory - Shaping San Francisco
Imagine a time when the land that we know as the Franciscan Peninsula extended out to the Farallones and mastodons and tigers roamed freely. Imagine small seasonal villages along waterways engaged in trading across the bay, and tule canoes making the journey. Park Historian Breck Parkman will share his extensive research into the prehistory of the Bay Area, and Malcolm Margolin (Heyday Books, The Ohlone Way) joins in with his years of exploring the indigenous history of the region. Mary Je...
Keywords: indigenous; ohlone; Bay Area; pre-urban; pre-Spanish; prehistory
Downloads: 41
[audio]Underground Food Politics Feb 23 2011
With urban homesteading all the rage and backyard and vacant lot food production on the rise it appears we're taking big steps toward encouraging self-sufficiency in the Bay Area. For sure people's requirements for connection to their food has changed. But how much do the popular local underground food movements fit within a concept of food security, within a drive to control one's own food sources as in food sovereignty? How much are they used as a stepping stone into the market for bo...
Keywords: urban agriculture; food; farmers markets; food justice; food security; food sovereignty; self-sufficiency
Downloads: 29
[audio]The Tigers of Market Street: Butterfly Habitat along a Busy Urban Corridor - Shaping San Francisco
Not long after the transit tunnels of Muni and Bart went in below Market Street in the '70s, a San Franciscan butterfly â the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) discovered an ecosystem freshly lined with one of its larval food, or host trees: the London Plane sycamore (Plantanus acerifolia). Males fly among the treetops, females lay eggs on the leaves, caterpillars feed and pupate, and adult butterflies emerge...
Keywords: butterflies; Tiger Swallowtail; London Plane trees; Sycamores; riparian corridors; canyons; urban habitat; species; Better Market Street
Downloads: 42
[audio]Food Security & Urban Agriculture - Shaping San Francisco
Our food system is being refashioned by new urban farmers, farmers markets and community-supported agriculture, and importantly, by savvy shoppers who demand local, organic and safe food. Still, food security is tenuous for too many of our neighbors. Amy Franceschini (Victory Gardens, past and present), Willow Rosenthal (City Slicker Farms), Jason Mark (Alemany Farm, and editor of Earth Island Journal)...
Keywords: localize; urban agriculture; food security; organic; fresh; local; gleaning; backyard; victory gardens
Downloads: 107
[audio]Biodiversity City February 5 2014 - Shaping San Francisco
As Biophilic Cities are becoming a part of international consciousness, urban spaces are adding green roofs and elevated walking paths that traverse urban canopies, even daylighting creeks. How does San Francisco fit into all this? Could San Francisco could become a City of Biodiversity? Do we use the great work done by other cities as inspiration to celebrate our relationship with the natural world, or in friendly competition with them to become the “greenest”? How can San Franciscans bette...
Keywords: biodiversity; species; habitats; nature; nature in the city; urban nature; flowers; butterflies; creeks
Downloads: 14
[audio]West of Eden; Utopia and Communes in Northern California - Shaping San Francisco
In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a significant part of an entire generation refused their assigned roles in the American century. Some took their revolutionary politics to the streets, others decided simply to turn away, seeking to build another world together, outside the state and the market. West of Eden charts the remarkable flowering of communalism in the '60s and '70s, fueled by a radical rejection of the Cold War corporate deal, utopian visions of a peaceful green planet, the new technol...
Keywords: communes; communards; coops; urban; rural; collectives; farms; technology; accountability; Whole Earth Catalog; internet
Downloads: 64
[audio]Design Radicals: Berkeley 1960s and Today - Shaping San Francisco
As San Francisco emerged as the hub of counterculture pilgrimage routes in the late-1960s, radical politics and social change galvanized design ideals in Berkeley. The East Bay became the site of bold experiments in graphic arts, environmental activism, handcraft pedagogy, and self-build technologies. Fast forward to 2011 and the creation of the local hub PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland, a center linking our radical past to the resilient future, as it fosters many of the same ideals. Gr...
Keywords: architecture; design; ecology; emergence; integration; holism; urban nature; geodesic domes; Sym Van der Ryn; Berkeley; Oakleyville; PLACE for Sustainability
Downloads: 23
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